deviation

[ dee-vee-ey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF deviation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEVIATION

The view from the summit, made up for the deviation from my route.

We cannot help remarking the danger of the least deviation from the path of rectitude.

In all your dealings with her, can you tax yourself with no deviation from wisdom?

Confound it, I can make allowance, sir, if you'll tell me your deviation!

The compass corrected for Variation and Deviation will show your course.

No deviation or improvement that we could suggest had any effect in conciliating him.

He calculated the deviation in this case as of the 11th degree.

Another case is the metamorphosis or deviation of creative power.

In artillery, the deviation of a shot from the direction in which it is fired.

In Convallaria maialis a like deviation not unfrequently occurs.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, noun of action from deviate (v.). Statistical sense is from 1858. Related: Deviational.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEVIATION

alternative route

nounanother path to destination
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